This post is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.
We’ve been having the odd patch of warm spells (even as a storm is — theoretically — descending on us) and that extra bit of sun, and occasional chirping bird, has me craving something spring-y.
Enter: Saks’ late sales events. Not only does Saks have a drool-worthy selection of designer goods on sale, but now through 2/27, select full-price items are marked up to 20% off when you spend $250 (use code FORYOU).
Since I’m craving spring, I started by looking for cargo pants of all kinds: denim, khaki, etc. And yup — there’s some really good ones in this sale. I’m also thrilled by the number of cool jackets I found. Think: windbreakers, trench coats, soft little jackets and/or cardigans, as well as official rain jackets that’ll all come in very handy this spring.
So, I started my usual game of paper dolls and put together a few outfits styled around my favorite pieces. The results are these seven very practical (yet fun and fresh) spring outfit ideas.
A Week’s Worth Of Spring Outfits From Saks: Fresh, Fun & On-Trend
All of these outfits can be worn in everyday life, just momming around, but — thanks to Saks’ incredible sale section — these outfits are exciting too. Mom or not.
One happy surprise? I realized that Saks also happens to carry a really chic selection of kids’ toys and gear (wha????). Even better, many of our tried-and-true favorites are, YES, part of this sale.
So, if you have littles (or are shopping for one), don’t miss Saks’ on-sale toys. Whoa.
Spring Outfit Idea 1: Bright & Cheery Yellow, Wide-Leg Jeans, & A Rain Jacket
My rainy day kit is long overdue for an upgrade, and maybe it’s the 2023 talking, but cheery yellow is calling my name. For those of us with cooler undertones, that light, almost neon-ish, lemon yellow is IT. I love it with denim, obviously, but it looks oddly good with khaki and other neutrals too (even army green).
A few notes: Those mid-rise Alice + Olivia jeans have been haunting my dreams. They’re the perfect denim trousers, but — genius! — incorporated a bit of distressing too. LOVE. And I’ve been waiting for that colorful Staud sweater to come out in a cropped shape. Lastly, I can’t recommend balance bikes enough. My boys rode theirs for years, and when it was time to transition to a real bike, it took them roughly 60 seconds.
Spring Outfit Idea 2: A White Tee, Jeans & A Trench (AKA The Classics)
There are few things more classic than this combo, but it’s the silhouette and details that give it a 2023 twist: full-length jeans, chunky loafers with socks, and a major necklace (worn casually).
A few notes: This rag & bone tee is my favorite white T-shirt on the market. It’s worth every penny, and I buy one whenever Saks has a sale. It washes/dries beautifully too. And these jeans — Joe’s Mia wide-leg jeans are beloved by everyone on the team, from petite Julieta (5’1″) to Gwen (5’9″). We can’t figure it out, but they’re really, REALLY good.
Spring Outfit Idea 3: Tan, Ivory & Tons of Texture
I love how layering tans and ivories almost always results in a really luxe look. I keep it from skewing too precious by looking for pieces in casual silhouettes and textures.
A few notes: The extra-long arms on that cropped sweater are making my heart beat fast. And are tan ballet flats even more luxe-looking than the original black? Hmmm…I think so.
Spring Outfit Idea 4: A Button-Down Shirt, A Cropped Sweater & Bootcut Jeans
To keep button-downs fresh, wear them untucked over any wide-leg silhouette (bootcut, trousers, flares, wide-legs) and add heels. For an extra-fresh twist, layer a cropped sweater over, letting the ends of the shirt hang out. It’s a really cute, put-together look (and works with both jeans OR actual trousers).
A few notes: This is the coolest Barbour jacket I’ve seen — whoa. And don’t miss the Jennifer Fisher hoop earrings. That’s the exact pair I’ve been stalking. They’re SO good.
Spring Outfit Idea 5: French-Girl-Inspired Stripes, Cool Sneaks & A Chic Windbreaker
Anyone else remember French brand K-Way and its iconic windbreakers? I’ve always been a fan, and I love the new lined ones. There’s nothing better with jeans, sneaks and…stripes. Tres chic, n’est pas?
A few notes: That K-Way windbreaker is unisex sizing, or order accordingly. (And also check out this one — I seriously can’t decide.) And those Autry low-top sneakers that I keep coming back to are an ’80s brand that once focused on making the perfect tennis shoe. Autry disappeared for a while but has been given new life under the ownership of a few Italian dudes. Which explains the cool, retro vibe.
Spring Outfit Idea 6: The Softest-Ever Jeans, A Fancy Tee & Flats
Thanks to this work-from-home gig, I’m almost never dressed in real clothes for drop-off…unless it’s Friday. And then I TRY. And cute, easy pieces like these that exude style (but are really just wildly comfortable) are a solid bet.
A few notes: I own and LOVE those rag & bone Miramar jeans — they’re like nothing I’ve ever worn before. Calling them “jeans” is a bit of a misnomer; they’re actually super-soft TENCEL pants that are screenprinted to look like jeans. And, yes, I realize how strange that sounds. It shouldn’t work, and yet it absolutely DOES.
Spring Outfit Idea 7: A Cute Tank Top + Cargo Jeans
This is going to be my new spring-into-summer uniform: cute little tank tops paired with loose, easy cargo pants. I’ll pair this combo with sneakers and cardigans (or jackets) now, and then sandals once the weather warms.
A few notes: Straw bags are my forever bag, and this one from Brother Vellies is pricey, but incredibly well-made. Also, rag & bone makes khaki cargo pants that would also work really well here, if interested. Lastly…I have REALLY high hopes for this little tank top. I didn’t find any I truly liked last year, so fingers crossed. (I’m also planning to order this one to compare.)
Happy (almost) spring!